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Lucedale animal shelter ends gas chamber practice

After a failed push by animal advocates to ban the practice statewide, the only known shelter in Mississippi to euthanize animals using a gas chamber decided last week to stop using the antiquated method.
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Article Accuses PETA of Pet Slaughter, Opens Debate on Animal ...

Article Accuses PETA of Pet Slaughter, Opens Debate on Animal ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
No-Kill Advocacy Center director Nathan Winograd claims that PETA has killed up to 30000 domestic animals in the last decade. | Photo courtesy of Flickr user.
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Monkey steals camera, takes self portraits that would make some humans jealous

Monkey steals camera, takes self portraits that would make some humans jealous | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Any photographer should know that leaving a camera unattended in the presence of wild animals is not a good idea. Fortunately for photographer David Slater, the

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Give The World’s Loneliest Elephant A Better Home

Give The World’s Loneliest Elephant A Better Home | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

(ANIMAL WELFARE) Since being torn from her family at age three, Mali the elephant has spent 35 lonely years living in a concrete pen as the only captive elephant in the Philippines.


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Animal Lover Begins 12,000 Mile Bike Ride to Benefit Best Friends Animal Society

Animal Lover Begins 12,000 Mile Bike Ride to Benefit Best Friends Animal Society | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Via PRWeb - Floyd Lampart is no stranger to long bike rides. He’s covered more than 7,000 miles in two trips across the country, and now he’s set to depart on his longest ride yet.
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Do Kitten Mills Exist? Yes! And Here's How We Can Help Stop Them

Do Kitten Mills Exist? Yes! And Here's How We Can Help Stop Them | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Most people are familiar with puppy mills, but did you know the same conditions apply to cats and kittens as well? Please share this important article.

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Action Alerts from the National Anti-Vivisection Society

Action Alerts from the National Anti-Vivisection Society | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Each week the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) sends out an e-mail alert called “Take Action Thursday,” which tells subscribers about current actions they can take to help animals.
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Animals inhabit Faulconer Gallery

Animals inhabit Faulconer Gallery | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
It is made up of pieces that are highly diverse in medium, style, age and content, and looks at animals through many lenses, trying to answer the framing questions about human-animal interaction that divide the exhibition into ...
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Beat Keeping in a California Sea Lion (Ronan)

One of our resident sea lions, Ronan, is the first non-human mammal shown able to find and keep the beat with musical stimuli. This challenges earlier evidence from humans and parrots suggesting that complex vocal mimicry is a necessary precondition for flexible rhythmic entrainment.
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PETA kills 90 percent of sheltered animals

Despite PETA's anti-animal cruelty advocacy, the organization itself has killed nearly 90 percent of all the cats and dogs dropped off at its ....
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PBS Series Highlights the Extraordinary Lives and Benefits of Adopting Shelter Pets

PBS Series Highlights the Extraordinary Lives and Benefits of Adopting Shelter Pets | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Via PR Newswire - They become beloved household pets, extraordinary search-and-rescue dogs, and agents of healing and strength.
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Companion Animal Psychology: What about the rabbits?

Companion Animal Psychology: What about the rabbits? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Everyone knows there is a crisis of homeless dogs and cats, but what about rabbits? A recent study by Amelia Cook and Emily McCobb (Tufts University) set out to see how many pet rabbits end up in animal shelters, and what happens once they are there.

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Dyslexia Untied: Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia: Can Animals rescue ...

Dyslexia Untied: Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia: Can Animals rescue ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Animals have been used in preschool and elementary school settings to serve as a social opportunity for children with and without disabilities. Animals can also help children with learning and behavioural issues?
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Animal Smarts

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Accumulating evidence suggests that animals are a lot smarter and humans are a lot dumber than we previously thought. A recent study shows that the short term memory of chimpanzees far exceeds what we can expect from ourselves.
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» Horses, Not Dogs, Reduce Aggression in Violent Offenders - Equine Therapy

» Horses, Not Dogs, Reduce Aggression in Violent Offenders - Equine Therapy | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
It used to be that animal-assisted therapy could be grouped into one general therapeutic outcome, demonstrating reductions in violent behavior, anxiety and depression, as well as improvements in self care, body image and overall self esteem...

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When will Canned Lion Hunting End?

When will Canned Lion Hunting End? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Today, I am drawing inspiration from an incredible human being who was released from prison exactly 23 years ago. Nelson Mandela sacrificed 27 years of his own liberty to abolish apartheid and to ...


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Companion Animal Psychology: How do Hand-Reared Wolves and ...

Companion Animal Psychology: How do Hand-Reared Wolves and ... | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The question of how dogs evolved from wolves is complicated, but it is clear there are important differences that could arise from genetics, domestication, experience, or a combination of these.  A study just published by Marta Gácsi in Budapest investigates whether dogs and hand-reared wolves behave the same during a changing social situation with a human..
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From Leo’s Rhinos to Olivia’s Elephants: 10 Celebrities Fighting for Wildlife

From Leo’s Rhinos to Olivia’s Elephants: 10 Celebrities Fighting for Wildlife | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

These stars have gotten passionate about supporting the animals they love.

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Ryan Gosling Fights 'Barbaric Practice'

Ryan Gosling Fights 'Barbaric Practice' | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Animal lovers may have one more reason to love Ryan Gosling. This week, the actor voiced his concern for the welfare of cows in a letter sent to the National Milk Producers Federation. He specifically requested that dairy farmers phase out the "barbaric practice" of "dehorning" calves.

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Animal cruelty bill moves forward - Williston Daily Herald

Animal cruelty bill moves forward - Williston Daily Herald | Animals R Us | Scoop.it

Cruelty to animals is one step closer to becoming a Class C felony. The North Dakota House cleared Senate Bill 2211 on Wednesday by a 90-1 vote, with one absent member.

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IFAW calls on Japan to end its cruel whaling for good as fleet returns with lowest catch

IFAW calls on Japan to end its cruel whaling for good as fleet returns with lowest catch | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging Japan to abandon its dying whaling industry as the fleet returns to port with its lowest Antarctic catch since ‘scientific whaling’ began in 1987.
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Animal Planet critter livestreams arrive on Samsung Smart TVs, coming to Roku and Xbox Live

Animal Planet critter livestreams arrive on Samsung Smart TVs, coming to Roku and Xbox Live | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
Say goodbye to the passé virtual aquarium. Animal Planet has launched a collection of 11 HD 24/7 Ustream-powered live streams under the banner (Good News Folks.
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What Lies Between Almost Vegan and Vegan?

What Lies Between Almost Vegan and Vegan? | Animals R Us | Scoop.it
I meet a lot of people that are very close to being vegan (or at least that’s what they tell me). And I know many people as well that consider themselves mostly vegan in terms of their diet.
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The Birds and the Bees and Their Brains: Size Doesn't Matter

Many current theories relating neuroanatomy and neurophysiology to cognition and behavior were developed a generation or more ago, while much significant research has been done in the past several years. It's clear that many assumptions made about animals and humans are no longer valid..
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